A Guide to Sustainable Plumbing in the Home

A Guide to Sustainable Plumbing in the Home

A Guide to Sustainable Plumbing in the Home

Are you thinking of updating or upgrading some of the plumbing fixtures in your home? If so, this guide from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is for you. This guide is intended to provide interested homeowners, licensed plumbers, and building contractors with an overview of fixtures, appliances and actions that can help homeowners conserve water and energy in different areas in the home.

This plumbing guide for the home covers:

  • About Sustainable Housing
  • The House as a System
  • Water-efficient Plumbing in the Kitchen
  • Water-efficient Plumbing in the Bathroom
  • Water-efficient Plumbing and the Hot Water System
  • Water-efficient Plumbing in the Laundry and Mechanical Rooms
  • Rainwater and Greywater

There is increasing strain on urban water sources across the country. Making homes more sustainable will help to reduce energy and water consumption, enhance the indoor environment, reduce the environmental impact and make housing more affordable for Canadians. Using less water means that:

  •  less water has to be pumped, treated or distributed, which leads to reduced energy consumption;
  • existing water supplies and infrastructure can support growing populations and economies (which could avoid having to build bigger storage facilities and treatment plants, or having to secure additional water sources).

To access the Guide to Sustainable Plumbing in the Home click here.